Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/14/12
Looks like Wes Welker can be counted on to take the field once the regular season starts. At least that's what he said on WEEI's 'Mut & Merloni' show, stating "there are 9.5 million reasons why I wouldn't miss any regular-season games,". The Patriots placed the franchise tag on him March 5th, earning him an automatic $9.5 million for the 2012 season. He was not so committed last month, however, to show up to the mandatory minicamp, which starts June 12th, telling ESPN Radio "I'm thinking I'm probably not going to, but things could change".
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